|Date of birth||27 July 1977|
|Place of birth||Maracaibo, Venezuela|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2004||→ Perugia (loan)||16||(4)|
|2005–2006||→ Piacenza (loan)||34||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Massimo Margiotta (born 27 July 1977) is an Italian-Venezuelan former professional footballer who played as a forward.
Margiotta was signed by Vicenza in co-ownership deal with Udinese in mid-2001. In June 2002 Margiotta was bought outright by the Veneto club. In August 2003 he was loaned to Perugia but returned to January 2004. In August 2005 he left for Piacenza.
In July 2006 he left for Frosinone initially in temporary deal. In summer 2007 Margiotta joined the Lazio-based club outright for €50,000.
Margiotta admitted to being involved in a football gambling controversy in June 2007. He was suspended for four months, had to serve community service and pay a fine of €10,000.
On 21 August 2008, Margiotta returned to Vicenza.
In September 2010, he left for Barletta on free transfer, signed an annual contract. He was immediately included in starting XI, partnered with Giuseppe Caccavallo and Nicola Bellomo in a 4–3–2–1 formation. Coach Arcangelo Sciannimanico putted the original starter Paolo Carbonaro and Saveriano Infantino on the bench. Margiotta scored a late goal for Barletta after Foggia scored its second goal.
Born in Venezuela, Margiotta played for Italy at youth level and at Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2004 FIFA changed its rules to allow a footballer switch nation to be represented if he had multi-nationality. Originally targeted for player aged under 21, that year also accept any player to apply. Margiotta switched to Venezuela as he might have no chance to play for Italy. He collected 11 caps, 4 of them were friendlies.
Since retired in 2011, Margiotta became a staff of Vicenza youth system, as Responsabili dell'Attività di Base from 2011–12 season to 2013–14 season (along with Alberto Ciarelli), In 2014–15 season he replaced Stefano Umbro as Responsabile Attività Agonistic.
In July 2015, Margiotta (for two months), CEO Dario Cassingena, Antonio Mandato and coach Mauro Carretta were sanctioned by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on transfer irregularity on the signing of youth player Domenico Ranalletta.
|International appearances and goals|
|1.||13 September 2000||Melbourne, Australia||Australia||1–0||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|2.||16 September 2000||Adelaide, Australia||Honduras||3–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|3.||19 September 2000||Adelaide, Australia||Nigeria||1–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|4.||23 September 2000||Sydney, Australia||Spain||0–1||0||2000 Olympics (Italy U23)|
|1.||18 February 2004||Caracas, Venezuela||Australia||1–1||0||Friendly|
|1 June 2004||San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Chile||0–1||0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6 June 2004||Lima, Peru||Peru||0–0||0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6 July 2004||Lima, Peru||Colombia||0–1||0||Copa América 2004|
|9 July 2004||Lima, Peru||Peru||1–3||1||Copa América 2004|
|12 July 2004||Trujillo, Peru||Bolivia||1–1||0||Copa América 2004|
|18 August 2004||Las Palmas, Spain||Spain||2–3||0||Friendly|
|9 October 2004||Maracaibo, Venezuela||Brazil||2–5||0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||2 February 2005||Maracaibo, Venezuela||Estonia||3–0||1||Friendly|
|11.||26 March 2005||Maracaibo, Venezuela||Colombia||0–0||0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|